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SAIMC: Tshwane branch

March 2019 SAIMC

The highlight of 2018 was the end-of-year dinner enjoyed by members and the committee at Cheers in Irene. We were fortunate to have Ina and Johan Maartens join us as well. Another noteworthy item was the meeting between Johannesburg and Tshwane branch committee members to strategise around future collaboration opportunities. This meeting was also attended by vice president Pregs Naidoo. Topics discussed included scorecards and focus areas for 2019, newly created subcommittees i.e. Societal (focus on community, schools etc.), Golf Days, Site Visits, Training Days and finally the Relationships Committee (the drive to get more members, end users, patrons etc.). It is important to note that the two branches will be working closely across Gauteng to leverage any synergies that we feel will add additional value to our patrons and members. A joint call for members to support and assist the initiative will be issued shortly.

AGM

The AGM was held on 6 February at Centurion Country Club and was attended by a good number of people, some from outside the industry. We were also fortunate to have Pregs Naidoo and Johan and Ina Maartens join us for the event. The following people form the new committee: Petrus Klopper, Mark Tatlor, Nico Marneweck, Muhammed Babamia, Thabo Lekgowane, Johan Maree and Sebastiao Domingos. Roles will be defined at the next committee meeting.

The branch thanks Jurie Weideman and Archie Pitso who have decided to stand down. At present, the challenge for the new committee is to increase funding along with members and patrons, so that we can make an evermore positive contribution in our region.



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